The Bee has had only one more piece that I could find on the resignation of sappy columnist Diana Griego Erwin. I still want to know which columns she was faking. I wonder if they are going to print any corrections. I have my suspicions about this one. It seems pretty sensational. A scare story about a middle class teen getting into cutting and getting raped because of her involvement with sick internet sites, and with "all names changed" of course. There were numerous letters to the paper both for and against Erwin, here's an amusing one:
Re "Diana Griego Erwin resigns amid internal inquiry into her columns," May 12: More than several months ago, you dropped several great cartoons (Hagar, Grimm). Then The Bee goofs up the Sunday Forum format. Now, The Bee has ousted Diana Griego Erwin, the best writer on the paper's staff! The only plus left for The Bee is that it is still on the side of Democrats. (Aren't you?)Erwin was a splendid columnist. If her columns weren't quite authentic, they were still far more interesting, entertaining and colorful than anything else offered in The Bee.
Do Bee subscribers a huge favor and bring back Diana!
- Walt Purdy, Roseville
A Hagar lover who really just wants interesting and colorful fiction in his daily paper. If he wants fiction he should just switch to the New York Post. Or watch Fox News.
What does Graswich have to say about all this?